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   The Golden Chariot - TOUR PROGRAMME  

Note: Train does not operate from April to September.
Day 1
BANGALORE Departure
Monday
15:00 : Arrive Taj West End to proceed for the check-in formalities at the hotel followed by the Hi-Tea at Banquet Hall at 16:00.
17:00 : Proceed for the presentation on do's and dont's for The Golden Chariot tour followed by a visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art gallery. Conclude the tour with a cultural show.
19:00 : Arrive at Yeshwantpur railway station to a traditional Aarti and Tikka with floral garlands
21:00 : Departure time for The Golden Chariot train, dinner will be served on board.
Meal summary : Dinner is included and will be served in our restaurant car.


Day 2
Bandipur/KABINI
Tuesday
08:00 : Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board.
10:00 : Disembark from train and embark on journey to the Bandipur National Park, Kabini.
13:00 : Arrive at the Jungle Lodge followed by lunch.
14:00 : Embark on boat safari across the jungles followed by the wildlife film Viewing.
20:00 : Dinner and overnight stay at jungle lodge.
Meal summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package


Day 3
KABINI - MYSORE
Wednesday
06:30 : Embark on boat safari across the jungles.
09:30 : Departure to Mysore after breakfast.
11:30 : Transfer back to Golden Chariot.
13:00 : Lunch will be served on board The Golden Chariot.
15:00 : Sightseeing tour of Mysore and Srirangapatna.
19:00 : Arrive at the Lalitha Mahal Palace for dinner followed by a cultural performance.
22:00 : Transfer back to Golden Chariot.
Meal summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.


Day 4
HASSAN
Thursday
06:00 : Proceed towards Hassan aboard the train
08:15 : Arrive at Hassan railway station
09:00 : Depart for Shravanabelagola
11:00 : Visit to Brihadeeshwara Temple, built in the 10th century by Raja Chola. It is considered to be artistically the most perfect of Dravida temples.
13:00 : Lunch will be served on board train
15:00 : Leave for exploring Belur and Halebid
19:15 : Transfer back to Golden Chariot to relax and enjoy on-board facilities
19:45 : Departure time for The Golden Chariot train and dinner will be served on board
Meal summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package


Day 5
HOSPET - HAMPI - HOSPET
Friday
06:00 : Arrive at Hospet.
07:00 : Breakfast onboard the luxury train.
08:30 : Depart for sightseeing in Hampi
13:00 : Lunch on board Golden Chariot
16:30 : Sightseeing tour of Vittala Temple (The Stone Chariot)
20:00 : Return to train for dinner and overnight stay
Meal summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.


Day 6
BADAMI
Saturday
05:00 : Golden Chariot leaves for Badami.
07:30 : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
08:30 : Arrive Badami.
08:40 : Sightseeing trip to Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
13:30 : Lunch will be served on board train.
14:00 : Departure time for The Golden Chariot train.
Meal summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.


Day 7
GOA
Sunday
09:30 : Breakfast on board Golden Chariot.
10:00 : Sightseeing trip across Goa.
12:15 : Visit Portuguese house, Goa market etc.
14:00 : Savor the lunch at Majorda Beach Resort and explore the facilities offered by the hotel like spa treatments, casino, swimming pool etc.
19:15 : Transfer back to Golden Chariot followed by the dinner on board.
21:00 : Departure time for The Golden Chariot train.
Meal Summary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 8
GOA-BANGALORE DEPARTURE

Monday
08:00 : Breakfast on board Golden Chariot.
10:30 : Arrive Bangalore and de-board the train Golden Chariot.

   TOUR HIGHLIGHTS      What you will visit?

  • Visit to Mysore Palace (Palace of Tipu Sultan).
  • Boat Safari in Kabini.
  • Visit to Badami Caves.
  • Churches of Goa.

Tour Schedule      Calendar

Month Dates 2014
October 06 13 27
November 10 24
December 08 22
Month Dates 2015
January 05 19
February 02 16
March 02 16 30
Note: Train does not operate from April to September.

Facilities


Facilities Description

Accommodation

44 fully air- conditioned cabins - 26 Twin Beds,17 Double Bed & 01 for Physically Challenged.

Restaurants

02 Specialty Restaurants - Nala & Ruchi

Bar

At Madira, the Lounge Bar onboard, you could do the same. Unravel your soul to fine spirits, as you enjoy performances by local artisans.

Minimum Passenger Requirement

The Golden Chariot on Wheels on Wheels journeys require a minimum number of passengers to operate. In case this minimum requirement is not availed, the guests are offered an alternate departure date or an alternate journey or refund of their money.

Lounge

A lounge for relaxing, interacting, making friends, getting together and play games.

Royal Spa & Gymnasium

Attain Nirvana - Spa and Gym on The Golden Chariot, discover age old traditions and cures to modern day stress.Fully equipped gymnasium.

Business Centre

Business Centre facility is provided on board, for posting your mail.

Smoking

The Golden Chariot is a no smoking train. However, if you wish to smoke, please contact your captain for guidance.

Security

Adequate safety arrangements are made on The Golden Chariot

    Terms & Conditions      Reservation, Cancellation, Charter Booking Policies

Reservation Policy:

Christmas & New Year booking:

10% additional surcharge would be applicable during the above period.

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • On group of 15 paid persons, one complimentary seat shall be provided.
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-29 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 45% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 0-14 days prior to departure.

No show / En route termination of tour / amendment:

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
  • Part Journey - Part Journey of minimum 05 nights is permissible in advance. However in case of availability of cabins at the last moment it can be booked for any number of nights in Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
  • First priority will be given to the confirmed bookings for full 07 night�s tour. The details of the traveler will have to be provided with the final payment. Any change in the details shall be treated as cancellation and would invite cancellation charges as applicable.
  • Once the names of the guests have been received, no substitution shall be permitted. The old name, if removed shall be treated as cancelled booking (subject to cancellation charges as applicable) and the new name/s will be treated as fresh booking and will be confirmed keeping in view the waitlisted bookings.

For Charter Booking:

  • Charter means booking of full train on a particular tour of departure.
  • The charter can be booked on the existing tour itineraries of the trains. However, diversion in the approved itinerary may be permissible after prior approval of Indian Railways for which an extra payment of 20% of the charter value will be changed.
  • Charter can be booked in advance during Christmas & New Year period subject to 100% advance deposit with additional 10% of the tariff at the time of booking during the season.